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The 62nd State Level Co-ordination Committee on Crop Insurance (SLCCCI) held

Bhubaneswar: The 62nd State Level Co-ordination Committee on Crop Insurance (SLCCCI), which is the highest State level body for implementation of crop insurance scheme- PMFBY, was held today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena in the Second Floor Conference Hall of Lok Seva Bhawan. The Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture & FE Department, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Cooperation Department, Director, Agriculture and Food Production, Registrar, Cooperative Societies (Odisha), Director, Horticulture, Director, Economics and Statistics, representatives of OSCB, ORSAC, IMD, SLBC, Insurance Companies attended the meeting.
The Director, Agriculture made a detail presentation on the agenda points. The Chief Secretary, Sri Jena appreciated the efforts of Cooperation and Agriculture Department in smooth implementation of the Crop insurance Scheme and considerable growth in coverage under the scheme in Kharif 2023 and Rabi- 2023-24. He emphasised for early settlement of all the claims of farmers by the insurance companies. It is noteworthy to mention that, the State Government has made enrolment under the scheme free of premium for farmers for land up to 2 hectares from Kharif-2023. The State is bearing the additional financial burden from its own resources. The Committee appreciated the use of technology in crop yield estimation and crop cutting experiments (CCEs), which has considerably reduced the number of disputes being raised by insurance companies against the CCEs. The representatives of the insurance companies also expressed their satisfaction with the support being extended by the district administration and the Departments in smooth implementation of the scheme. The Committee decided to do pilot study on the 4 other models suggested under the scheme. The committee also approved for issue of notification by Cooperation Department in the next Kharif Season.

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